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rampage

Syllabification: ram·page
Pronunciation: /ˈramˌpāj
 
/

Definition of rampage in English:

verb

[no object]
(Especially of a large group of people) rush around in a violent and uncontrollable manner: several thousand demonstrators rampaged through the city
More example sentences
  • There were men dressed in dark armor rampaging around the city with torches and weapons.
  • Football hooligans have already been captured on television rampaging through the streets of Portugal.
  • Innocent victims caught up in the riots spoke last night of their terror as a mob rampaged along the streets they call home.
Synonyms
riot, run riot, go on the rampage, run amok, go berserk;
storm, charge, tear

noun

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A period of violent and uncontrollable behavior, typically involving a large group of people: thugs went on a rampage and wrecked a classroom
More example sentences
  • This is a guy who went on a rampage, killing people as they came at him, allegedly.
  • Hamer residents say they are living in fear after gangs went on the rampage and vandalised cars.
  • Diepsloot residents went on the rampage, stoning cars and burning two government buildings.

Origin

late 17th century: perhaps based on the verb ramp and the noun rage.

Derivatives

rampager

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Pronunciation: /ˈramˌpājər/
noun

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